Friday, June 21, 2024

Minister opens $24m community hub

Victorian Minister for Local Government, Shaun Leane, has officially opened a new $24 million community hub in Truganina, with support from Wyndham City Council.

Minister Leane joined Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly and Council representatives to officially open the Koomail Tardy Community Centre, which was backed by $3 million from the Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and a further $1.715 million from the Building Blocks Grants program.

“We’re investing in communities like Truganina and creating jobs in the process, because all Victorian’s deserve access to facilities and services close to where they live,” said Minister Leane.

The Koomail Tardy Centre includes a kindergarten, maternal and child health services and specialist children support services, early childhood education and care, playgroups and parent groups.

With Truganina thought to be named after the Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, Truganini, the Community Centre received a name relevant to the Bunurong people, the Traditional Owners of the land the Centre is located on.

The Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation worked with Wyndham City Council to name the Centre – in the Bunurong language, ‘Koomail’ is the grass used for weaving while ‘Tardy’ means ‘sister’.

“The Koomail Tardy Community Centre is a much needed facility to support children and families in our growing community and ensure people living in Truganina have access to a range of community, health and educational programs,” said MP Sarah Connolly.

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